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Why Klezmer Music Haunts Broadway's 'Indecent'
By FRANK RIZZO
Tuesday, April 11, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Apr 11, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Inside the score for this fevered take on history --- By its very nature, klezmer music pulses with life, but for Aaron Halva, it has a haunted quality as well. "To me it really feels like when I listen to the blues or hear a banjo played really well, and I just start crying," he says. And for those of Eastern European heritage, he adds, "it's in...
Why Douglas Sills Is Roaring On Stage
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, April 06, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 6, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony nominee returns to Broadway in War Paint --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles How does the old saying go? "Behind every great man there's a great woman." Well invert that for War Paint -- the new Broadway musical about the rivalry between Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein...
On Broadway, His Designs Make Paris Magical
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, April 06, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Inside Amelie's Whimsical Set and Costumes --- Even if you moved to the Left Bank, you'd never see the Paris that's onstage in Amélie, and that's entirely the point. Based on the Oscar-nominated French film from 2001, this new Broadway musical follows a young woman whose imagination imbues every moment with magic. Whether she's a child...
How a Musical Introduced Me to My Heroes
By RONNI KRASNOW
Thursday, March 30, 2017  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Thu Mar 30, 2017  •   Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
A theatre lover's tribute to the songwriting team of Ahrens and Flaherty --- March 23, 2017. That date had been imprinted on my brain for nearly a year: the first preview of Anastasia on Broadway. I bought my ticket the first day they went on sale. I had to be there. After all, I've been at every first performance of every Lynn Ahrens and Stephen...
On Broadway, She's Quietly Honoring Her Mother
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, March 29, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Henny Russell's life informs the politics Oslo --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles The first play veteran character actress Henny Russell appeared in after her mother died was J. T. Rogers' Oslo, about the back-channel negotiations that led to the momentous 1993 handshake between...
You Can Believe This Play's a Disaster
By JOSH AUSTIN
Tuesday, March 28, 2017  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Tue Mar 28, 2017  •   Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
The authentic farce of The Play That Goes Wrong --- According to Mark Bell, farce is a high theatrical art. And he should know: As the director of The Play That Goes Wrong – a raucous new Broadway comedy – he spends his days treating the genre with the respect it deserves. "What we're doing is what I call 'clown,'" says Bell. "Which,...
A Radical New Look for 'Miss Saigon'
By DOUG STRASSLER
Wednesday, March 22, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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The Broadway revival's set changes everything --- The way the design team of Miss Saigon sees it, they will only have done their jobs correctly if the audience doesn't notice their work at all. "People shouldn't sit back and go, 'That was a great piece of scenery!'" says Totie Driver, the co-set designer for the current Broadway revival of the 80s...
Can These Friendships Survive Factory Layoffs?
By JACK SMART
Friday, March 17, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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A Broadway play probes a working-class community --- Kate Whoriskey describes herself as "someone who loves jury duty." The director is referring not to the civic obligation that most Americans dread, but to the notion of interacting with strangers and new points of view. "I love these things that are more about being in a room with people you'd...
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